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Pea Island
National Wildlife Refuge

Pea Island NWR is a popular resting, nesting, and feeding spot for more than 365 species of migratory birds.  Refuge visitors enjoy birding, paddling, surf fishing and more.
NC 12 south
for shipping: 100 Conservation Way, Manteo, NC 27954;
Rodanthe, NC   27968
E-mail: peaisland@fws.gov
Phone Number: 252-473-1131
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Hundreds of thousands of migrating birds and visitors "flock" to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to feed the body and spirit.
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge offers two wildlife trails that are open year round during daylight hours and are fully disabled-accessible. North Pond Wildlife Trail is a half-mile, fully disabled-accessible trail which offers spectacular wildlife observation any season. However, the best birding times are during the fall and winter. North Pond Trail is located near the Visitor Center, which is approximately 3.5 miles south of Oregon Inlet. Most visitors walk this trail to its end - a two-level tower - and then retrace their steps to the Visitor Center and their vehicles

A service road goes completely around North Pond. Energetic outdoor folks may choose to wander all the way around; however, the bugs are usually bad and most of the wildlife observation opportunities are similar to those from North Pond Trail. The final 1.5 mile section of the "loop" is along NC Highway 12 and can prove to be unpleasant and unsafe for walking

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